The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Whether measured by size, number of artifacts or number of visitors, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest.
Attracting more than a million adults and children a year, the museum has been
identified by the American Association of Museums as one of the 20 most visited museums of any kind in the nation.
The five-story museum houses 110,000 artifacts in 11 major galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences,
history, world cultures and the arts. Take a ride on a turn-of-the-century carousel, climb a limestone rock wall,
dig for fossils or get a great view of the stars at the SpaceQuest Planetarium.
In Story Avenue: African-American Voices That Teach Us All, visitors can stop by the first permanent African-American
exhibit and "eavesdrop" on a family having Sunday dinner or hear a bedtime story.
Dinosphere, a multi-sensory exhibit allowing kids of all ages to get up-close-and personal with some of
the reptiles from centuries past, is one of the largest displays of real juvenile dinosaurs in the United States.
The museum's newest permanent exhibit is "Fireworks of Glass" by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly.
The blown-glass sculpture is the largest permanent installation by the artist, with more than 4,800 pieces of
glass in the ceiling and a tower rising 43 feet in the center of the museum.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest